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Write to Entertain: Give Us Brain Candy

imageSo as not to get bored during the course of my brief rant, please imagine a horde of adorable rabbits breaking into your room with a boom box and proceeding to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”  Good?  Okay.

Write to entertain–it’s your job.  Even if you write an article to inform, you need to keep your audience alive.  Play on their emotions.  Tickle their bones–funny or otherwise.  Scare them.  Shock them.  Make them uncomfortable.

This goes for blogs as well as books.  If you’re reading this, I gather you have a blog.  Whatever its purpose, play to your audience.  One cannot write well in a vacuum.  Words keep getting sucked into the dust bucket where they swirl around in a suck storm of writing that stays inside of you and never makes it into the hearts or minds of your readers.  Remember why you’re posting.  It’s not just as a reflection of yourself (or ideal self).  It’s another way of communicating or connecting with other human beings, and you must have patience with us.  We are flawed, myopic, and ADD.  Give us some brain candy, and we might listen.

If you have any thoughts to add on thIs topic–or that of dancing rabbits–please post below.  🙂

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Time to Walk Your Blog Dog

imageThe hairless blog dog sits all day with its wiry tail lying limp on the floor.  Its letter teeth grin up at you each time you pass its door.  Creepily, it bides its time.  It knows at night you’ll break and take it to that park in the dark where strangers stare openly, and the blog dogs howl–and once in a while, someone dares to say, “Hi.”  Your bloggy doesn’t sleep, so you tie it to the wall.  Then you fall in your bed with its face in your head and try to ignore its whine.